We’re headed west to Salt Lake City—and the amazing Family History Library—on September 4, just before Labour Day.
I’ve been to Salt Lake City many times. This will be trip 22—eek! For the first trips, it was an opportunity to have microfilmed records at my fingertips that otherwise were only available by arranging for their loan to my local Family History Centre. This involved the postal system, and waiting time, and making appointments—and a lot of distractions in between.
Today, many of the same records have been digitized and are available online. That’s a huge change. The one thing that hasn’t changed—or perhaps has increased—is the distraction factor. I now go to Salt Lake City to have an island of time to devote to digging into those records and putting them together into a story.
I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to do some of my own family research—with the odd diversion to some of the rogues and rebels I’ve found in other people’s families. (My ancestors were—so far—distressingly well behaved.)
I’m also looking forward to sharing the experience with friends who have travelled with the group before and introducing new group members to the Library and the intriguing city.
Maybe you’d like to join us? We will arrive in Salt Lake on Sunday, September 4, 2016, for one or two weeks.
You’ll find prices and more details about the trip here. Our blocks of airline seats and hotel rooms are limited, so I’d advise booking soon. There are a handful of “repeat” travellers already on the list.